New International Version
So the Danites went their way, and Micah, seeing that they were too strong for him, turned around and went back home.
King James Bible
And the children of Dan went their way: and when Micah saw that they were too strong for him, he turned and went back unto his house.
Darby Bible Translation
And the children of Dan went their way; and Micah saw that they were too strong for him, and he turned and went back to his house.
World English Bible
The children of Dan went their way: and when Micah saw that they were too strong for him, he turned and went back to his house.
Young's Literal Translation
and the sons of Dan go on their way, and Micah seeth that they are stronger than he, and turneth, and goeth back unto his house.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And thou lose thy life - This was argumentum ad hominem; he must put up with the loss of his substance, or else lose his life! It was the mere language of a modern highwayman: Your life or your money.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Judges 18:27 Then they took what Micah had made and the priest who had belonged to him, and came to Laish, to a people quiet and secure, and struck them with the edge of the sword; and they burned the city with fire.
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1. In the Pentateuch we have the establishment of the Theocracy, with the preparatory and accompanying history pertaining to it. The province of the historical books is to unfold its practiced working, and to show how, under the divine superintendence and guidance, it accomplished the end for which it was given. They contain, therefore, primarily, a history of God's dealings with the covenant people under the economy which he had imposed upon them. They look at the course of human events on the …
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible
The Heavenly Footman; Or, a Description of the Man that Gets to Heaven:
"Dan will provide justice for his people as one of the tribes of Israel.
The Danites answered, "Don't argue with us, or some of the men may get angry and attack you, and you and your family will lose your lives."
Then they took what Micah had made, and his priest, and went on to Laish, against a people at peace and secure. They attacked them with the sword and burned down their city.
1 Kings 12:29
One he set up in Bethel, and the other in Dan.
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